David Berlinski holds a PhD from Princeton University and has taught philosophy and mathematics at universities in France and the United States. A Senior Fellow of Discovery Insitute, he is the author of such books as The Deniable Darwin, A Tour of the Calculus, The Advent of the Algorithm, Newton’s Gift, and The Devil’s Delusion: Atheism and Its Scientific Pretensions. He… Read More Dr. David Berlinski on ‘The Deniable Darwin’
The who, what, where, when, and why of the Council by Michael J. Miller. Catholic World Report The famous black-and-white photograph of the Second Vatican Council in session, taken from a high balcony at the back of Saint Peter’s Basilica, shows more than 2,000 Council Fathers standing at their places in slanted stalls that line… Read More A Review of Roberto de Mattei’s “The Second Vatican Council: An Unwritten Story”
“Turn off your mind, relax and float down stream”—John Lennon Perhaps it is one of those curious fearful symmetries that the words of John Lennon quoted above are found in the Beatles’ album titled ‘Revolver’…and that he was finally gunned down, shot multiple times in the back by a “fan”. I grew up reading Kerouac… Read More John Lennon and The Seductions of Beautiful Nothing
Bishop’s Encyclopedia of Religion, Society and Philosophy Jesus Mythicism As Dan Brown in his book The Da Vinci Code writes, “Nothing in Christianity is original.” Much is meant by Brown’s words. It is in recent times that a number of people are claiming that Jesus is simply a rehash of older pagan secretive religions, and… Read More Mythology: Reasons Why Scholars Know Jesus Is Not A Copy Of Pagan Religions
—Also, Fulton Sheen on Penance “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.“— Isa.5:20
Good Fences, Shared Bounty Can it ever be wise to separate compassion, reasonable limits and common sense? If you have seen the movie Syriana you will have gotten a glimpse of the fears, greed and fanaticism which, often enough, make many peoples both in the West and the Middle East more than a little uneasy of… Read More Immigration, Birds of a Feather and Trojan Horses
“Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes, our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead. Tradition refuses to submit to the small and arrogant oligarchy of those who merely happen to be walking about.” –G. K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy English author & mystery novelist (1874 – 1936) Utopia literally means “nowhere’.… Read More Futurism and Accelerationism
Catholicism is more than the approximate metaphysical core which Lewis called “mere Christianity,” but it is certainly not less. C.S. Lewis remains an important ally to all Catholic believers in a way that liberal-neomodernist “Catholics” (who are really unbelievers) can never be. Begin with the Gospel of John. 2.) Lewis on The Shocking Alternative 3.)… Read More C.S. Lewis on Cultural Religious Skepticism. The Invasion.
Progressive Democrats have increasingly substituted the phrase for “mother” or “pregnant woman” By Valerie Richardson – The Washington Times – Monday, June 7, 2021 President Biden’s $6 trillion federal-budget proposal had plenty of surprises, including the use of the trendy “woke” term “birthing people.” Progressive Democrats have increasingly substituted the phrase for “mother” or “pregnant… Read More Biden uses ‘birthing people’ in budget, accused of wanting to ‘cancel mothers’
Here is our Hope and Consolation… wherever we are.
“The acorn comes from a full-grown oak. The first crude engine, the Rocket, comes, not from a still cruder engine, but from something much more perfect than itself and much more complex, the mind of a man, and a man of genius. The first prehistoric drawings come, not from earlier scratchings, but from the hand… Read More C.S. Lewis on Darwinian Myths
By a.d. 1200, Europe was in the process of changing from a medieval agricultural economy to one based upon interregional trade, which contributed to the growth of large urban centers. Many of these cities evolved from successful trade fairs established along busy trade routes. In turn, they engendered a commercial revolution that would eventually change… Read More Medieval Fun and Commerce: Trade Fairs and the Commercial Revolution
There are many people who will cite the West as something which is under threat and something for which we should be prepared to fight to defend. Depending on which defender of the West is pontificating, the threat comes from Russia, or from Islam, or from China, or from some enemy within the West itself.… Read More Is the West worth Defending? by Joseph Pearce
—And Stephen Kotkin on Solzhenitsyn’s enormous impact (2019)